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Apple Patent Integrates Solar Panels In Touchscreen Display

05/20/2014, We have heard various rumors regarding the iWatch. Some have suggested that the device could feature a flexible display, while some rumors claim that the device will allow for solar and kinetic charging, thus making it a breeze to charge, as opposed to...

SunOyster Outdoes Commercial Rooftop Solar Panel Performance

05/12/2014, Going green seems to be the big theme these days, and we all want to do our part by driving hybrid vehicles or electric cars, bringing our own shopping bags whenever we head to the store, and of course, installing some rooftop solar panels along the way....

BMW Reveals iSolar Carport Concept

05/08/2014, The folks over at BMW Group DesignworksUSA have managed to come up with a solar carport that will be able to house the spanking new BMW i3 as well as upcoming BMW i8 electric vehicles. This particular iSolar carport concept is a one-car idea that will...

The SunJack Is A Portable Solar Charger For Your Gadgets

05/05/2014, We’ve seen portable solar chargers in the past, although some of them are quite small which means that they’re not as efficient at gathering enough energy compared to bigger ones. The upside is that they’re portable. Well if you wanted to do your...

Kyocera Installs Solar Cycle Station For Electric Vehicles In Japan

04/14/2014, Kyocera has just installed what they call a “Solar Cycle Station for EV (electric vehicles)” at the headquarters of Shintec Hozumi Co., Ltd. which is located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Kyocera designed and constructed this particular system in order...

Solar Impulse 2 Wants To Circle The World On Solar Power Alone

04/09/2014, There is nothing quite like solar power that flies the renewable energy banner high, and here we are with the Solar Impulse 2 that has the grand goal of circumnavigating around the world using solar energy harnessed from the sun alone, and nothing else....

Ecoppia E4 Robots Clean Solar Panels Without Using Water

04/02/2014, Israel is a hotbed of technology and research, being an oasis of sorts in the desert, too. Still, water is a precious commodity, and all effort must be made to conserve as much water as possible. Ketura Sun, a large commercial solar field in Israel, has a...

Solar Power Harvested From Space Beamed Down To Earth

03/17/2014, Imagine being able to capture solar power in the vastness and emptiness of space itself, before you send it down to the earth for humanity to consume. After all, it is not as though the world’s oil reserves are unlimited – no sir, we have been...

Moss Could Be Future Of Solar Panels

03/10/2014, A biological solar panel? That idea certainly sounds like a winner no matter which particular angle you look at it from, and it seems that Swiss designer Fabienne Felder might have stumbled upon the next big thing. Basically, Felder has worked with...

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant Comes To Life

02/13/2014, There is nothing quite like a mammoth project that will pique the interest of many, and here we are with BrightSource Energy confirming that the world’s largest solar thermal plant has already been brought to life. Known as the Ivanpah Solar...

Hot Carbon Nanotubes Could Increase Solar Panel Efficiency

01/19/2014, The smart minds over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are on the lookout to increase the level of efficiency that solar cells currently have, and in order to do so, they would need to assist these solar cells to take greater advantage of...